Application Process

To apply to BLUR 2017, you will need to complete all stages of the application process.

  1. Complete and submit an Application Form.
  2. Email examples of your art--digitized documents, images, sound files, whatever you think--to Professor Eric Caldwell, the director, at If you run into size limitations, let us know, and we'll set up a share via Dropbox or Google Drive.
  3. Ask a teacher or mentor to submit a Letter of Recommendation to Professor Eric Caldwell at Your recommender should identify themselves and say how long they have been acquainted with you. They then should address your strengths as a creative writer, composer, musician, or artist, how well you work collaboratively with others, and how you would benefit from three weeks of intensive study in a variety of artistic media.
  4. Submit your $40 Application Fee via our secure website. Be sure to select "Blur Application Fee" from the dropdown menu "My Payment is For." 

SelectioN Process

Based on the strength of each application, the BLUR Committee will choose up to 12 students per concentration to join us from 18 June to 19 July. We may alter this plan in the case of extraordinary interest. All applicants will be notified of the faculty’s decision within two weeks of the application deadline.